Earthquakes in EgyptIn Egypt there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.
Since 1950 more than 580 people have been killed by direct consequences of earthquakes. 2 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.
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Most recent eventsThis list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Egypt by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.
- May 8, 3:22 pmMagnitude 4.7: 10 km east-northeast of Pýrgos, Greece at a depth of 6.7 km.
- May 13, 9:31 amMagnitude 4.6: 97 km south-southeast of Ierápetra, Greece at a depth of 10 km.
Earthquakes in Egypt since 1950The strongest earthquake in Egypt happened on 11/22/1995 in the region Nuwaybi; Saudi Arabia; Israel; Jordan with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 11 km resulted in 12 deaths. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
|11/22/1995||Nuwaybi; Saudi Arabia; Israel; Jordan||11 km||7.2||12|
|03/31/1969||Beni-Souef, Al-Qahirah (Cairo)||54 km||7.0||2|
|09/12/1955||Nile Delta||20 km||6.3||22|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.